(Pocket-lint) – Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 13 series in the latter half of 2021 and the most recent rumour suggests it could come with an always-on display.
The video – which comes from leaker Max Weinbach via EverthingApplePro – claims the iPhone 13 will have an always-on display that will show some icons, like the battery and clock, even when the screen is locked.
Weinbach claims notifications will still appear on the lock screen “using a bar and icons” but the entire display won’t light up as it does now. He said: “Instead, it will display it just like you’re used to right now, except dimmed down and only temporarily.”
Always-on displays are nothing new. Android devices have had them for years. Apple also released an always-on display on the Apple Watch Series 5 in 2019 so it wouldn’t been too surprising to see the technology come to the iPhone too.
Weinbach doesn’t state whether all iPhone 13 models will get the always-on display. It is possible it would only come to the Pro models, given Apple doesn’t offer the always-on display on the cheaper Apple Watch SE.
His report also mentions an automatic astrophotography mode when stars or the moon are detected coming to the iPhone 13 and a stronger MagSafe magnet array. Additionally, the launch of the long-rumoured AirTags was said to be March or April in the video and the Apple Watch Series 7 was also mentioned, with Weinbach dispelling rumours of glucose monitoring.
Writing by Britta O’Boyle.